Call for Submissions: Revolution They Wrote Short Works Feminist Theatre & Performance Festival

5th edition of the annual festival to be presented March 22-24, 2019


MONTREAL, November 8th, 2018. Revolution They Wrote and MainLine Theatre are proud to present the fifth annual Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival, a 4-day event which showcases new short works of feminist performance and art. The goal is to create a space for feminist artists of all backgrounds to gather, develop, and produce short works that explore themes of intersectional feminism.

What does feminist theatre and performance mean? We are open to any style or approach, however, for a work to be considered feminist it needs to centre on equality and the intersections of gendered oppression.

There is no cost involved with applying or being produced in the festival.

Jurying takes place in late December and applicants, wether selected to be featured in the festival or not will be notified shortly after. Some feedback may be given to groups not selected upon request.

Dates for the festival are March 22-24, 2019.

Artists featured in the festival will be provided with:

  • Access to 10 hours of rehearsal space at MainLine Theatre;
  • Additional rehearsal space on a case by case basis;
  • A public reading or 4 nights of performance of the work at the festival;
  • 60% of the box office funds shared evenly between the other festival works in the program.
  • Other production-related support: promotional, technical and administrative.

To apply, please fill the submission form found here 

Questions include:

  • Goal in creating this work
  • Why this work now
  • Why are you the person to be exploring the themes of this work?
  • What about this work is important to you?
  • How do you plan to deepen or develop the work?
  • How you believe your work explores feminist values?
To be eligible:
  • Your work must be 15-45 minutes in Length
  • All applications submitted must include a score, script, or video documentation
  • be intended for a feminist audience
  • Be an emerging artist/collective
The works will be juried according to the following criteria:
  • Is this work giving a platform to unheard voices?
  • Is this work exploring something new, from a new angle or a topic that rarely gets stage time
  • The overall quality of the work
  • How the work fits within the context of the festival programming
  • Feasibility of the work
  • How relevant is the work to questions of feminism
  • Who does it benefit?

For questions please contact Artistic Director, Jad at revolutiontheywrote@gmail.com

For more information, visit www.revolutiontheywrote.com and join the Facebook event for updates.

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